Thursday, May 26, 2005

Shampoo pockets

This post has nothing to do with shampoo or pockets, but I just typed the first thing that came to my mind.

Yesterday some of us went down to the photography studio for Rachel's project and played around for a couple of hours. It's been so long since I've actually shot in a studio (Mr. Magnuson's 11th grade photo class to be exact) so it took us a while to get a ramshackle setup figured out. Most of them didn't turn out that well, but we got a few keepers I think.

Also, if you haven't checked it out, I launched my official music site at so let me know what you think.

Finally, I'm gonna go ahead and post this for Brad. This man is a genious. He has figured out a way to produce high quality music videos that rival the best in the industry while limited by little.. err.. probably no budget.

Step 1: Record yourself singing along to a song using a video camera.

Step 2: Using simple video editing techniques and the power of computers, take the audio out of your video and replace it with the actual song.

Done and done. Here's a clip.
***Note, if you're using a mac, right click on the link above and save it to your computer to watch it since it probably won't load correctly in your browser.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

And now for something completely different...

There is just something sexy about french toast.

My sister graduated on saturday. The pastor at the church I used to go to spoke at the bacclaureate, and he had a nice little message about what some of the major biblical characters would say to graduates, but he had this metaphor about running laps at the end of a marathon and he kept using it and using it until it became very

But what could I do. Then at the actual graduation ceremony Dick Armey spoke. And he quoted bible verses talking about family and he cried and was overall very emotional and I didn't understand it. But a lot of old white ladies were nodding their hair-frozen-with-hairspray heads and saying things like "uh huh" and "that's right" and "yes lord" and for a few minutes it felt like I was at a baptist revival type thing. But it was ok. And since my sister has 51 kids in her class, the whole thing went along quickly and I can't complain. I got to dress up anyway.

This is a very silly commercial from I don't know if any of you go there, but if you do you have probably seen it.

I saw this movie called Focus

It stars William H. Macy, whom I really like, as a guy in an anti-semitic New York area during World War II. And it gets pretty nasty. More sad nasty than gross nasty, but nasty. But it just about shocked me. I had no idea that there were such strong anti-semitic feelings in America at that time. I knew that everyone was weary of Japanese-Americans, and sad as that all is I can see where the fear would come from. But it's not like Jewish people have been a threating force. At least not that I know of. Anyway, it made me wonder what other skeleton's America has in the closet. I'm moving to Italy.